Welcome to the Reserve Bank of Fiji’s Public Awareness column. Over the next few weeks we will cover a series of articles on financial education in Fiji and how it contributes to financial inclusion.
For school teacher Mr Sosiceni Nawaqaliva, teaching iTaukei secondary school students about personal money management hits close to home. As the Head of Commerce at Nasikawa Vision College in Korolevu, Nawaqaliva is reminded of his own upbringing in Lautoka and the lessons he learned from his mother about the value of money, when he is teaching his students Financial Education.
Founded in 1995 by the Korean Methodist Church, Nasikawa started off as a bible and vocational school for local youth and to aid the local community and became a secondary school in 1997. Today, there are a total of 162 students enrolled through Years 9 to 13, of which 156 are iTaukei and hail from villages along the Western coast of Viti Levu.